Seaweed Irritation Glossary of Terms

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Fever: Although a fever technically is any body temperature above the normal of 98.6 degr...

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Flush: (1) A redness of the skin, typically over the cheeks or neck. A flush is usually ...

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Groin: The area where the thigh meets the hip.

Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, an...

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Itching: An uncomfortable sensation in the skin that feels as if something is crawling on ...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Pus: A thick, whitish-yellow fluid that results from the accumulation of white blood cells...

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Rash: Breaking out (eruption) of the skin. A rash can be caused by an underlying medical c...

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Scrub: 1. As a verb, to wash the hands and forearms very thoroughly, as before enga...

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Sensitivity: 1. In psychology, the quality of being sensitive. As, for example, sen...

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SPF (sun protection factor): A number on a scale for rating the degree of protection prov...

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Sunscreen: A substance that blocks the effect of the sun's harmful rays. Using lotions tha...

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